It wouldn’t be unreasonable to suggest that few single day parties have this year bettered the lineup curated for No Bounds in Sheffield, which launches at Hope Works on Friday 9th June. Starring a mega cast of Nina Kraviz, Helena Hauff, DJ Nobu and Lena Willikens among an almighty list of other phenomenal artists, the music, art, technology and dance event looks set to be one of the highlights of Yorkshire’s 2017 clubbing calendar.
Divided into day and night chapters, No Bounds will first welcome Live AV from Kaitylyn Aurelia Smith, London Modular Alliance and Roots In Heaven as well as further live sets from the likes of Joby Burgess and Steve Hauschildt. Featuring talks with Nina Kraviz, art installations and workshops on everything from live coding to modular synthesis, the daytime activities will be plentiful, with an extra special show from University Of Sheffield Sound Laboratory thrown into the mix during the busy daylight hours. Available to attend as part of a ticket bundle that allows entry to both day and night events, the daytime event is highly recommended.
Moving onto the 1-7am activities, and Kraviz will demonstrate why she’s widely considered one of the hottest techno DJs around as she dips into bizarre house, gurgling acid and obscure techno on a night that single handedly demonstrates why the underrepresentation of female DJs in electronic music is a decidedly unwelcome phenomenon. Featuring three of the best DJs around in Kraviz, Helena Hauff and Lena Willikens, No Bounds reinforces the fact that despite being overwhelmingly male-dominated, the underground dance music scene’s best selectors are often women; you need only experience the force of Helena Hauff’s body-shattering electro sets to know exactly what we mean.
With Japan’s most charming techno master DJ Nobu, weightless originator Mumdance and Shackleton also on the lineup, Hope Works will have a pretty wide spread of artists, and acts from earlier in the day will make second appearances at the night event as well. A back to back between Avalon Emerson and Courtesy looks a tantalising prospect, and live AV from Patten can only add to that excitement. A big day and an even bigger night lay ahead.
Photo courtesy of Nina Kraviz